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The Asset Data the Construction Industry Needs

Where experts gather to think

Innovation rarely comes from the 'wisdom of crowds'. It is the loner, the maverick, the freethinker whose ideas inspire change. Genius can be subsumed under the white noise of a mass brain-dump; creative thought curtailed as it is smothered beneath explanation and peremptory challenge.

Where experts gather to share

In BIW Foundations individuals are able and encouraged to shine. Our experts come from across the Construction Industry, so we have no in-built bias to a particular role nor any pre-determined slant towards outcomes favouring any particular discipline.

Where experts gather

To be heard

In our community we do not believe in 'no-go' areas. Our experts collaborate as experienced, talented individuals, not as members of a herd.

The construction industry is currently organised by Institutions such as RIBA, RICS, ICE, CIBSE, CIOB, ACE or BESA which naturally look at problems, and solutions, from the siloed perspective of their members. Industry trade bodies labour under similar bias. There is a major requirement for a body that sits across the whole industry and its different players.

BIW Foundations is not an alternative to all the work undertaken by existing industry organisations and trade bodies. Rather, it is a means of interpreting and applying it in the contexts that actual practitioners, across the industry, consider appropriate.

Navigating through varying standards and interpreting the various contexts.

Putting together this kind of informational infrastructure is challenging, to say the least. Thankfully, we've done it before.

In 2018, Activeplan started investing in establishing a community of developers, designers, contractors and manufacturers who recognised the need for change. Essentially, they needed to be willing to work collaboratively to understand the scale of the problem and come up with workable solutions.

Putting together this kind of informational infrastructure is challenging, to say the least. Thankfully, we've done it before.